Hollywood Reporter is reporting that Avatar has ended its run in China after 90 days with Box Office Gross of $193m, making China the second largest market after the US for the James Cameron blockbuster. This seems logical, given China’s population — so if Avatar can pull in 193m or 15% of its worldwide total […]
AMC is threatening to join a boycott started by theaters in the Netherlands and Great Britain over Disney’s plans to shorten the window between its theatrical and DVD release of the 3D pic Alice In Wonderland from 17 weeks to 12 weeks. The theater owners fear this move will cut into their theatrical earnings. Interestingly, […]
It’s official: Just a few minutes ago Fox announced that Avatar has reached $601.2M thru Tuesday, February 2, and in so doing has surpassed Titanic’s unadjusted Box Office record take of $600.8M.
Be prepared for an announcement in the next few hours that Avatar has surpassed Titanic’s US Domestic Box Office Record of $600,788,188 based on Tuesday’s gross.
Based on studio estimates Avatar has won Friday’s box office derby with $7.5M, a drop of only 17% from the previous Friday and a number that tracks with Avatar reaching a figure of $29M for the weekend — which is $2-3M higher than the $26m that was the average predicted by box office prophets across the spectrum going into the weekend. $29M would dethrone Titanic for the highest 7th weekend ever (Titanic notched $25m) and would leave Avatar $29M short of Titanic’s US record of $600.7M.
Even as the “Avatar is only #24 in terms of tickets sold” backlash to the “Avatar has overtaken Titanic” storyline develops, some balance and sanity has been injected by a Wall Street Journal piece by Carl Bialik in which the author discusses the difficulty in comparing films from different eras – and if you do compare them, by what metrics?
the Monday figures are in and Avatar’s $3.2m domestic and $16.9m foreign gross put it over the top versus Titanic in terms of combined US and Foreign Gross, with a current total of $1.859B compared to Titanic’s $1.843B.
The Avatar juggernaut continued to roll during the 21-23 January weekend, and now with the actuals out it is confirmed that James Cameron’s sci-fi epic logged a U.S. gross of $34.9m (we had predicted $34m), off only 18 percent from the previous week — a pace that is in line with Titanic’s trend at the same point in its release and the lowest dropoff by far of any wide releases currently in theaters.
UPDATE 12:00PM PST: Fox has just announced that Titanic, with it’s Saturday overseas take, has passed Titanic as the all-time #1 in terms of overseas gross. The James Cameron mega-budget blockbuster rolled up an overseas cume through Sunday of $1.288 billion, exceeding by $46 million “Titanic’s” 13-year international boxoffice record of $1.242 billion.” END UPDATE
Yesterday being the first Saturday since August with no football games to watch, and the new crop of films being relatively uninspiring, my wife and I decided to take in an Avatar matinee at the nearest IMAX. We arrived an hour early and were the first in line — didn’t expect that — […]
So, as of today, Avatar has unadjusted gross of $512,852,205 in 34 days in release. Titanic had $242,748,914 after 34 days in release. If we apply the inflation adjuster we multiply Titanic’s total of $242,748,914 by 156% (derived by dividing $4.69 into $7.45) and Titanic’s adjusted total becomes$380,427,403 after 34 days in release.
The Tuesday box office actuals are out and Avatar took in $4,190,947 out of a total top ten Box Office for the day of $11,640,436, for a 36% share of the top ten box office. Both the gross number and percentage share are consistent with what now appears to be Avatar’s inevitable march toward Titanic’s all-time US record of $600M.
In a move that is being understood as a reaction to Avatar’s theme of forced relocation and eviction, the Chinese government has pulled Avatar from all 2D screens – 1,628 of them – in spite of the fact that the film is breaking all records for box office business in the country.
Newly crowned Golden Globe champ Avatar notched an impressive estimated Martin Luther King Monday Take of $11m en route to a $54.6M 4 Day MLK Weekend Total that continues to shatter box office records.
Chart and Graph showing Avatar and Titanic Box Office daily through 4 weeks in release.
Avatar grossed $4.7 million on Wednesday, Jan. 13, according to figures released at Box Office Mojo. Compared to Tuesday, its earnings dropped by only 6.4 percent. After 27 days out, James Cameron’s ecologically conscious sci-fi adventure has taken in a remarkable $445.7 million at the domestic box office. Avatar is now #4 on the all-time domestic box-office chart (not adjusted for inflation or higher 3D/IMAX ticket prices) It will surely be #3 by Monday, ahead of George Lucas‘ Stars Wars ($460m).
As Avatar continues its march up the all-time box office charts, the chorus of critics of Cameron’s sci-fi epic seem increasingly anxious to minimize its achievements. This is no surprise. After all, the film sits out there as a giant target to take shots at. In the realm of “ways to minimize Avatar’s achievement” is […]
Tuesday box office numbers are in, and Avatar held steady at $5,066,734, bringing its US total to $441M, just $200,000 behind Shrek 2 which will be the next rung on the ladder for Avatar, leaving only Star Wars ($460m), Dark Knight ($533M), and Titanic ($600M) ahead of Cameron’s sci-fi epic
Avatar continues to roll; Monday the Cameron Sci-Fi Epic clocked $5.11M on Monday, notching 44% of the total Box Office Gross for the day of $11M. Avatar also moved past #6 All-Time Star Wars: Episode 1 and #5 E.T: The Extra Terrestrial to land in #4 All Time US Box Office.
Fox Studios has made James Cameron’s original screenplay for Avatar available for download. The screenplay contains substantial differences from the final cut of the film.
The weekend Box Office actuals are out and Avatar has again been upgraded, this time from the $48.5M reported yesterday to $50.3M.
Avatar’s weekend performance of $48.5M US Domestic Gross has carried James Cameron’s Sci-fi epic past a variety of new milestones as if flexes its muscles and continues to demonstrate that it will eventually surpass Titanic as the #1 All Time Box Office Hit.
Avatar earned $50.3M at the US Box Office the Weekend of January 9-10, eclipsing Titanic’s record of $28m which had previously stood as the highest 4th weekend ever.
Avatar may be showing the first sign of weakening, with a 4th Friday gross of “only” $13m. It’s still on track to break Titanic’s record $28m for a 4th weekend, but it is unlikely to reach $50m as some (including yours truly) had predicted.
Analysis of Avatar-vs-Titanic box office numbers, day by day, leads to the conclusion that Avatar will surpass Titanic on February 11, 2009.
The Thursday Box Office Figures are out and James Cameron’s Avatar racked up an impressive $6,094,445, pushing it $270,000 ahead of Revenge of the Sith to claim the Number 10 All-Time Domestic Box Office Position with Gross To Date after only 21 Days of $380.5M. Titanic through 21 Days had grossed $169M, extending Avatar’s “same […]
James Cameron’s Avatar continues to move up the all-time worldwide box office chart, passing Pirates of the Carribbean: Dead Man’s Chest and landing in the number 3 position with $1.1B behind Lord of the Rings: Return of the King ($1.19B) and Titanic ($1.8B)
Avatar continued its rampage through the box office with a Tuesday gross of $7,327,233, off 9.5% from Monday — a day when quite a few schools were still not in session. This means Avatar has reached a domestic gross of $367,536,685. In the “same number of days in release comparison” to Titanic, Avatar picked […]
BEIJING — Science-fiction blockbuster “Avatar” grossed more than 33 million yuan (4.8 million dollars) on its opening day in China this week, setting a new record, state media reported Wednesday.
James Cameron’s ground-breaking 3-D epic surpassed Zhang Yimou’s “A Simple Noodle Story”, a remake of the Coen brothers’ “Blood Simple”, which earned 21 […]
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